Valmet will deliver a new refiner with chip washer capacity of 28 ton/h to Arauco's new MDF plant located in Zitácuaro, Mexico. The start-up of the system is planned for the last quarter of 2024. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
Valmet's delivery includes all main machinery of the second-generation EVO 64 Defibrator system and chip washing, related motors as well as process design and engineering. The delivery also includes commissioning, installation, and start-up advisory.
Valmet's defibrators are equipped with a patented grinding house that is unique in the industry. This feature enables both energy and resin savings, providing low operating costs and resulting in an environmentally friendly defibrator system for the production of high-quality wood fibers to MDF.
Arauco is the main board producer in North America, leading the trends in decors and melamine boards for architectural and interior design solutions. The company operates in the forestry, pulp, lumber, plywood, composite panels, millwork, and renewable energy businesses.
Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.